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rise or fall together as one nation and one people. >>> president obama secures four more years in the white house. victories in crucial swing states put him well over-the-top in the electoral college. good morning i'm eric thomas. >>> and i'm kristen sze president obama is waking up in chicago this morning after winning a second term. last night mr. obama appeared in front of thousands of celebrating democrats. he won most of the 12 key battle ground states, including the most critical, ohio. >> the president: you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard. while our journey has been long. we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> president obama will return to the white house this afternoon. he has no public events planned for today. before he declared victory mitt romney conceded gracefully. he told his supporters he called the president to congratulate him. he said it was time to put aside partisanship and work together for the good of the na
on see it on tv. >>> president obama and mitt romney begin a last push today to sway voters. >> one of our favorite moments from the giants' victory celebration. >> watch what happens when i say -- gangnam style. ♪ ♪ ♪ kj;ñ;ñ;ñ;ñ;ñ ♪ >>> welcome back. south of the north bay light steady rain for the morning commute in the north bay a little drizzle, fog. lunch this is all over other than a stray shower. warmer weather in the first weekend in november. can believe it is november already. >>> time flies. your voice, your vote. governor brown will be in san francisco today making a last minute push for prop 30 second visit in one week. prop 30 asks voters to approve temporary tax hike on incomes over a quarter of a million dollars a year. sales tax hike for the next four years. brown says the revenue will prevent six billion dollars in cuts to state funded schools. the latest numbers show prop 30 support dropping since september. >>> president obama dives back into campaigning after three days immersed in leading response to sandy. president obama and mitt romney are locke
will choose a president after the candidates campaign for a long hard year and a half mr. obama is in chicago after ending his campaign with a rally in iowa the state that jumpstarted his first presidential bid. he did satellite interviews no more rallies. in contrast, mitt romney is pushing his quest for the presidency to the very last minute. he rallied before supporters last night in new hampshire the state that went for him in the primaries and up for grabs. romney will vote in boston in an unusual move, he will fly to cleveland and pittsburgh to make a final appeal to working-class voters. >> vice president biden cast his ballot in delaware where he just voted with his wife. just like everybody else, the vice president stood in line for about 20 minutes, chatting it up with other voters. last night he made final pleas in virginia. >> national polls still tight, outcome of the presidential race is more likely to turn on which states each candidate wins, rather than the total popular vote. katie marzullo joins that story. >> reporter: this is the electoral map. we are going to have fun, do
, namely ohio. president obama and mitt romney will both be in columbus today. the state has chosen the winner the last 12 presidential elections. yesterday the president was in florida, mitt romney was in pennsylvania. >> if there is anyone who wonders whether better jobs or paychecks are a thing of the past i have a clear and unequivocal message. with the right leadership, america is about to come roaring back. >> the president: it is a choice between a return to the top down policies that crashed our economy or the strong, growing middle class-based policies that getting us out of a crisis. >> reporter: the race is as close as it gets, poll shows president obama with a one point lead over mitt romney, another poll shows the two in a dead heat with 48% each. after ohio president obama travels to wisconsin and iowa. romney holding events in florida, virginia and new hampshire. >> we'll be working around the clock to bring you up to the minute election results tomorrow. at 3 p.m. join us for a special edition of abc7 news including live reports from the obama and romney campaign hea
marzullo is live in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: one thing for sure, president obama and mitt romney are full speed ahead in the battleground states seeking out undecided voters. president obama was in boulder, colorado yesterday. today he has three campaign events in ohio. he will be anxious to hear the jobs report. political expert telling the san francisco gate if the unemployment rate stays below 8% he believes voters will slug it off. any increase would mean president obama would -- face voters with the highest rate since roosevelt if the rate is above 8%, mitt romney is going to use that to his advantage. he campaigned in virginia yesterday. this morning, romney starts in wisconsin and moves to ohio. "the new york times" reporting the romney campaign is making a serious play for pennsylvania last minute appearance there sunday, polls now show president obama's edge in pennsylvania is narrowing. will the jobs report give either any massive boost? that's unclear. experts say all but a few voters have likely made up their minds, particularly, about the economy. katie marzul
. >> reporter: we could hear from president obama this morning, his take on the scandal involving general david petraeus and john allen. the president is holding his first news conference since the election the white house has said the president now stands by allen. we are also seeing the woman at the center of it for the first time since news of her fair with petraeus broke, paula broadwell had a glass of wine at her brother's house. this morning the fbi and cia are expected to brief members of house on what they know. the question many lawmakers have is whether national security was threatened? a source familiar with the case tells abc news that broadwell admitted she took documents from secure government buildings fbi found classified documents on her computer. the other woman jill kelley called 911 last night. she told the operator the media was on her property and tried to use her honorary counsul title to get special treatment. >> i -- they should not be able to cross my property i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection as well. [ unintelligible ] >> reporter: [ unintelligibl
terror attack in benghazi which killed the u.s. ambassador. >> president obama meets with top republicans and democrats in congress to talk about the looming fiscal cliff. congressional leaders will go to the white house to talk about averting automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts that will take effect in january. president will also meet with leaders of civil rights groups and other organizations to get their input. >> he spoke this week with labor leaders and corporate ceos who have backed the call for a greater tax revenue. >> eric: jim harbaugh but a is expected to be back at work after being treated for an irregular heartbeat. he visited the 49er facility late afternoon before doctors sent him home. he is expected back at practice in santa clara. news of his conditions caught players by surprise but as linebacker patrick willis says harbaugh is tougher an two dollar steak. >> kristen: three major airports are bracing for big crowds. san francisco expects 140,000 passengers to arrive or depart today. more people are expected to travel because of the improving economy. sfo say
in our next half hour. >>> president obama is in cambodia in morning. he will taken the east asia summit with secretary of the city hillary clinton. the president arrived from myanmar where he addressed students. mr. obama is the first sitting u.s. president to visit myanmar and encouraged the country to continue its transition towards democracy. >>> hearing will focus on muni's performance and maintenance, buses, trains and light rail are suffering from poor maintenance, lack of investment and most of all, issues with reliability. in august muni had an on-time rate of 57%. muni is considering a 6 1/2 million dollar plan give free rides to students. weiner says the money should be used to improve reliability. >>> workers at port of oakland planning 24 hour strike beginning 9:00 tonight they've again 16 months without a new contract. the union says port management is demanding cuts, throw it has a surplus of 37 million dollars. the strike is set to kickoff at the airport terminal. >> union nurses planning a 24 hour strike against a number of hospitals. the 7th strike since september of la
on one of the bay area's most treacherous roads. >>> president obama welcomes mitt romney to thekkú white houe for a private lunch today. the first time two campaign foes have met since the election it willful fill a promise mr. obama made. the white house says there is no specific agenda, except the president would like to discuss romney's ideas for making government more efficient. >> treasury secretary geithner and white house aide neighbors head to capitol hill today for separate talks on the so-called fiscal cliff. they will discuss now to avert tax increases and spending cuts due to begin in january. >>> little progress in talks between the white house and house speaker boehner. >>> if you the past few days wishing you had -- california may be getting into the big game power ball played in 42 other states. lottery officials meet today expected to adopt regulations to join power ball on the heels of the staggering jackpot of 579 million dollars two winning tickets were drawn, sold in arizona and missouri. california retailers could begin selling the $2 tickets next year would it brin
. >>> president obama isn't spending time celebrating, he's back to work and facing upcoming showdown with congressional republicans overtaxes, deficits and impending fiscal cliff which sent the dow plunging yesterday. the president and his family returned to the white house last night. he has been on the phone with top leaders of the house and senate, all involved in stake stag -- in staking out opening positions. >>> students enrolled in california state university system are getting a refund thanks to voter approval of prop 30. the measure rolls back all of this year's fee increases. many students will get back $249 the end of the month in the form of a direct deposit. other campuses are crediting students next semester. >>> defense attorneys around the state are preparing to ask judges for reduced sentences for thousands serving life sentences in prison for relatively minor crimes. it follows the passing of prop 36 tuesday which revises california's three strikes law. up to 3,000 could be apply to be released or receive a shorter sentence. public defenders say it could take up to
for the holiday season. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> president obama set to make his first post election comments today about actions needed to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff that could plunge the economy back into resection. the president will ask republicans and democrats to work together. he will speak from the white house at 10:00 this morning, our time, about tax increases and spending cuts that will come automatically if congress doesn't act before january 1st. more coming up in the next half hour. >>> new report shows bay area job market should expand more quickly. the bay area -- job totals should expand by 7.2% overall. professional and business services will grow the most quickly over two years. education and health care are expected to grow by 10%, leisure and hospitality will expand by 9%. the only bay area job losses are expected to come from government agencies. >>> moraga school board president has abruptly resigned hours after winning reelection tuesday. the district superintendent e-mailed parents last night about the resignation, effectively immediately. the school di
. hostess filed for bankruptcy in january. >>> president obama inviting business and labor leaders to the white house this week or talks on the so-called fiscal cliff. nancy pelosi in san francisco for a veterans day event yesterday is returning to capitol hill to push a deal backed by the president to avoid that fiscal cliff with tax hikes on wealthier households, republicans have already started digging in. >> it will slow down our ability to create the jobs that everyone says they want. >> we have a deficit we have to deal with. we have to do it with growth, creation of job, cuts, we all know that. also with revenue. >> if a deal with congress is not reached by year's end scheduled budget cuts will be imposed. 400,000 government jobs tied to defense could be slashed. another 400,000 other jobs would be he ed. taxes will go up on everyone -- will be eliminated. tax will go up on everyone. >>> congress is demanding answers on the investigation of david petraeus who quit after admitting he an affair. senator feinstein wants to know why the bureau didn't notify her sooner? biographe
kelley who she saw as a romantic viral. -- romantic rival. >>> president obama heads to new york today to tour superstorm sandy damage. the president will meet with local officials, first responders, fema staff and families recovering from the storm that hit two weeks ago. he was in new jersey before the election last week parts of and new jersey are still without power. >>> registered sex offender caught volunteering at a south bay catholic school. it is illegal for a sex offender to be on school grounds he claims he had permission from the church. leslie brinkley has details. >> reporter: 51-year-old worked as a volunteer at the catholic school festival last month. they say someone recognized him as a sex offender and notified a santa clara county deputy onsite. he wasn't arrested because he had a letter with written permission from a church official to be there. he is a registered sex offender who reached a plea with the d.a. for molesting a young relative, more than a decade ago. he was at the school festival working the sound system with little to no supervision, with hundreds of
as it comes in. >>> we've learned overnight that president obama is sending secretary of state clinton to the mideast today to help mediate an end to the bloody conflict between israel and the palestinians. the u.s. navy is positioning three ships in the remote chance american citizens might need to be evacuate from israel. amid talk of cease-fire there's a steady stream of rocket fire. israel is ready to escalate operations if a deal cannot be reached. it has been amassing ground forces along the border for days, missiles killed 113 in gaza, almost half civilians. more than 700 rockets have landed in israel, three have been killed there. >>> in the bay area, in about 90 minutes the morning shift at the port will have to cross a picket line get to work. amy hollyfield is live at the port. this is going on at oakland airport. >> reporter: that's right this is scheduled to start at 6:00, the second phase of the strike. the first phase started last night. they've picketed at oakland international airport. this is the union that represents maintenance and janitorial workers who work at the
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